'''Rabindranath Tagore''' Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society|FRAS
(; ), also written '''Ravīndranātha Thākura'''
["Tagore, Sir Rabindranath", in ''Webster's Biographical Dictionary'' (1943), Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam.]
(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet '''Gurudev''', was a Bengali people|Bengali polymath
who reshaped Bengali literature
and Music of Bengal|music
, as well as Indian art
with Contextual Modernism
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of ''Gitanjali
'' and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
in 1913. Sometimes referred to as "the Bard
Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside...